First Aid, Sports & Wound Care
Accidents happen! Bare feet, exposed limbs, days at the beach, and summer sports and activities mean we're more vulnerable to scrapes, cuts and bumps in summer. Be sure to take a basic first aid kit with you on holidays and day trips. Be sure to include the following items along with any specific medications individual family members need: adhesive bandages in assorted sizes/ shapes, sterile non stick dressings or gauze, medical tape, tweezers, scissors, safety pins, thermometer, soft bandages, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream, cold pack, paracetamol or ibruprofen for pain relief and fever, medications for diarrhoea/ upset stomach, insect repellent, sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 to 30+, lip protection stick with SPF factor, contact details for local medical centre/ doctor.